Exactly how I feel! I can't hear or feel the engine so I'm constantly finding myself watching the rpms... It's really annoying!! And I think it also makes my shifting less smoothAs a auto enthusiast I want to be able to feel my car through the rpm range either by sound of engine vibration. Personally, being a straight manual guy I live and die by that capability of feeling my engine and were it's at in the rpm range.
Sounds good buddy, I am going to enhance my intake so as to get more sound from the engine so I know where the sweet spots for shifting occur without having to look at the tachometer.
Thanks for your input, keep it coming.
What model hush thrush did you purchase? Any chance you can post a sound clip/video?i started with a 12 accent se . rediscovered my hatch back love so i up it to a 13 elantra gt they were both the quietest cars i have ever driven in. i swear i heard the stero from a mersades as it passed me on the highway at 80 mph. i went a slightly cheeper way with a hush thrush. just enough sound to here it not loud enough to scare the rats away.
I installed the K&N intake system and had a Magnaflow muffler installed, I dont think its any faster but it sure as **** sound faster
Its a NA econo-box so we cant expect to much without ripping the engine apart and rebuilding the suspension I guess haha
Well, the 370 is a heavy beast but the Z4 is a fun car. I'm sure you miss it. I know *I* would.K&N Filter and short throw shifter with the pedal adjust mod is doing fine by me for now. I'll probably want more tomorrow. Prior to this, I had a '10 M3. '11 370Z and then an '11 Z4. But now the kiddos are getting ready to go to college, well I gotta start off with something I like and can play with until my kids graduate and buy my next BMW. Sorry, I was dreaming for a moment.
AAAAcent, has him some motoring machines M3 and 370Z, nice. I had a buddy that had a 300Z Twin turbo, that thing was scary! Those turbos kick-in and you WOULD hold on for dear life. Had a chance to buy it, and I should of, but got me a 1997 M3 that I Dinanized it to Level 4. (Everything short of supercharger)
Now a new project, this car, it has potential, I wish they would of offered it with that 1.8L Turbo engine that the Veloster owner's can opt to get. Now that would be a platform to work with.
I think a cold air intake is my next step, then... In with the good air, out with the bad air. (Exhaust/headers)
Remember an engine is just a big Air Pump.
Keep the ideas flowing, all.